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Old 04-16-08, 02:58 PM
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Muslim Comedians (PBS special)

Iím looking forward to this new PBS special ĎStand Up: Muslim-American Comics Come of Age.í Itíll be refreshing to see a truly funny documentary for once, and I think comedy is the best way to analyze sensitive issues regarding prejudice. I think the saying goes "To laugh is to be human," and I think by finding that common ground these comics are a breath of fresh air. I canít wait to check it out.

Here's a link with a list of the comics: http://stagetimemag.com/standup/?p=480
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I wonder if they can be as "funny" as their Christian counterparts?
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Originally Posted by orangecrush18
I wonder if they can be as "funny" as their Christian counterparts?
Jim J Bullock?
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I understand they kill.
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But a few bomb.
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I saw a few of these comedians on a Comedy Central special not too long ago. They blew the place up.

Hi-yo!

Seriously, pretty funny stuff.
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I heard an interview with (I think) one Lebanese, one Iranian, and one Saudi comedian. The most interesting thing is that they apparently sell two versions of their comedy albums at their shows: one with the racier bits for normal fans and one with no profanity or blasphemy for children and fundamentalists.
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Originally Posted by mike7162
I saw a few of these comedians on a Comedy Central special not too long ago. They blew the place up.

Hi-yo!

Seriously, pretty funny stuff.
Lol!

Yeah, I've really enjoyed what I've seen of them, so I want to support what they're doing by seeing this PBS special. I'll just post the lineup here; they're also a very diverse group so they each offer a different perspective: Ahmed Ahmed is Egyptian (part of the "Axis of Evil Comedy Tour"), Tissa Hami is Iranian, Dean Obeidallah and Maysoon Zayid are Palestinian, Azhar Usman is Indian, and they have lived all over the U.S. too.

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